HEART OF A SNOWMAN by Mary Kuryla and Eugene Yelchin
HarperCollins Publishers © 2009
Maria Modugno, editor.
Martha Rago
, art director

Mary and Eugene

Mary Kuryla and Eugene Yelchin live in Southern California. Because it never snows there, they climbed to the top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and spent a winter in a tiny cabin building snowmen and taking apart snowflakes in order to write Heart Of A Snowman.

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Honors and Exhibitions

Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List.


“Quirky and original… Artwork in this fresh story is imaginative… snowy, dreamlike world.”


“Imaginative, dreamlike...”

– School Library Journal

“Now I know why my snowman always melted.”

– David Shannon, author/illustrator

“Endearing… The illustrations are nothing short of remarkable.”

– Miss Print

“This is no ordinary book about snowmen and winter… It’s pretty much perfect.”

– Muse Reviews

“A stunningly illustrated wintry tale…”

– BooksForKidsBlog

“Special and magical… A new timeless tale!”

– Reading Circle

“This book will engage the hearts and Kid imagination of both children and adults. It should be on everyone’s list for Santa!”

– Joan Martin, director of Crossroads Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA